Cayce Zavgalia’s Bold Vision

These photorealistic portraits are captivating.

Image(Detail) Sophie – Hand Embroidery: Crewel Wool and Acrylic on Linen, 14 x 35 inches

 The artist’s chosen medium?  Wool.

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photograph via crossstitcher.themakingspot.com

Caycee explained why she moved away from paint:

I was pregnant with my daughter and knew I could no longer be around all the turpentine and varnish and so began investigating other possible mediums for my work. After experimenting all summer with a variety of new materials, I came up with nothing. I kept thinking back to a crewel embroidery piece that I had made as a child and wondered if it would be possible to sew a portrait…or perhaps use the material in a more modern way.

ImageAbbi – Hand Embroidery: Crewel Wool and Acrylic on Linen, 11 x 27 inches

ImageGreg – Hand Embroidery: Crewel Wool and Acrylic on Linen, 13 x 15 inches

photographs of work by Cayce Zavaglia

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